And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.
— Acts 3:7

Congregational Learning

Are you looking to grow spiritually? Do you long to have a stronger faith but not sure how to do that? Are you looking to make new friends and build relationships?

This is a great place to start!

Growing spiritually doesn’t happen just when we know what Jesus says. It happens when we put His Words into action in our lives and we do that best when we are connected to others within a community of faith. King of Kings offers many opportunities to grow stronger in faith and to be in closer community with others. No matter where you are in your faith walk, we invite you to come, learn and grow in God’s love with others. Please take some time to look through these groups and discussions below and see where God is leading you so you can grow stronger in Him.

If you have questions about any of these opportunities and how you can get involved, please contact the individuals listed with each group or contact Sue Oberg. We would love to help you on your journey of faith!

Sunday Forum offers a convenient way to participate in adult learning before or after attending Sunday morning worship services. Registration is not required and it is unnecessary to attend every week. Coffee and snacks will be provided and everyone is welcome!

Video presentations, guest speakers, in-depth Bible studies, and group fellowship are all important parts of Sunday Forum. The group will often work through various study series that focus on relevant faith questions and dig deeper into God’s Word.
When: Sundays at 9:30 a.m. from September through May
Where: The West Conference Rooms
Who: Everyone!

Contact
Interested in learning more about Sunday Forum? Contact Trudy Cowman at tlcowman@aol.com.

Readers unite! The PM Book Discussion Group is King of Kings’ very own book club that brings readers of all ages together to share thoughts on books and grow in faith. The group meets once every two months to join in fellowship and discuss a book they read the weeks before. One member will lead the discussion and provide insight into the story and its relevance to the Christian faith.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Room 305 unless otherwise noted
Who: Avid readers of all ages

April 9, 2018  News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Leader: Larae Ireland

June 11, 2018  Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Leader: Alice Reuter

Contact
Have questions about the PM Book Discussion Group? Contact Bev Boyer at boyer017@comcast.net.

Connection Groups, or Small Groups as they are better known, give us a place to connect with others and grow in faith while making a large church feel like home! Anyone can start or join a Connection Group with their friends, spouses, or others both in or outside of the church. Groups consist of 6-12 people committed to meeting regularly for study, prayer, and service. Training is provided for those wishing to start a Connection Group of their own.

Life is done in circles, not rows. We circle up around the table. We circle up around the campfire. We circle up around almost everything in life, so why do we try to do this thing called faith in rows?

Many times people wait until they, their marriage, or their families, are falling apart before they seek God and other believers. Wouldn’t those life-turns and ups-and-downs be easier to manage if you knew God was at the wheel and you had a family of faith riding with you? Join a group today and circle up to live out your faith. It is the way God always intended it to be!

For leaders: if you are interested, download our Leader Resource List for Bible Studies to assist you.

If you have general questions, feel free to email Sue Oberg at sue.oberg@kingofkingswoodbury.org

Please check back for new studies beginning soon.

God’s GALS is a ministry for adult women who are looking for an in-depth bible study, fellowship, service and fun. Every meeting consists of a combination of large and small group study time. Each year, the group comes together for at least one service project and has celebrations and special events that add to the fellowship and learning experience. Check out the new studies below.

FULL! 2 Corinthians Precept
Ladies, you are invited to join us for this 10-week in-depth study of 2 Corinthians. This letter to the Corinthians is packed with wisdom to help us navigate in this world that is at times full of hurt and broken relationships. We will see how God has called us to be ministers of reconciliation. We will gain understanding to the “ministry” God is calling us to, while realizing ministry doesn’t mean working in a church—but rather being the church by using whatever gifts God has given you in all aspects of your life. This study will deepen your faith and empower you to follow Christ with integrity and passion.
When: Weekly on Wednesdays 9:30–11:30 a.m. starting January 31 (childcare is available for a minimal cost).
Cost: $25 payable to King of Kings
Register: by January 17, 2018
Contact: Sue at sue.oberg@kingofkingswoodbury.org

 

FULL! All Things New by Kelly Minter
Join us for this beautiful 8-week study of 2 Corinthians. The ancient city of Corinth was much like our own modern-day cities that are filled with cultural diversity and spiritual depravity. There is much we can learn from this study that will help us in our everyday lives. He is our strength and His grace is sufficient to see us through. God truly is in the process of making us new and this study will ignite our faith and remind us to keep leaning into God with our whole hearts.
When: Wednesdays 9:30–11:30 a.m. starting January 24 (childcare is available for a minimal cost).
Fridays 9:30–11:30 a.m. starting February 2
Saturdays 8:30–10:30 a.m. starting January 27
Cost: $20 payable to King of Kings
Register: by January 17, 2018
Contact: Annette Sherrill or Sue Oberg at godsgals@rocketmail.com

Contact
To learn more about God’s GALS and how to become a part of their ministry, contact Sue Oberg or Annette Sherrill at godsgals@rocketmail.com.

King’s Daughters is a women’s Bible study group that provides a casual and relaxed atmosphere for women of all ages to spend time socializing while digging deeper into the Word of God. Each meeting, the group works to better understand scripture and its importance for women’s lives today.

Every year, the King’s Daughters takes on a new Bible study series. Their study (TBA) will begin in September.
When: Third Tuesday of each month from 9 – 11 a.m.
Where: Classroom at King of Kings
Who: Women of all ages looking to connect and grow spiritually

Contact
To learn more about The King’s Daughters, contact Carol Berger at thelma-cb@comcast.net.

King’s Sisters brings together retired and semi-retired women for the purpose of fellowship and education. Along with monthly meetings at King of Kings that includes lunch and a program, the group also take part in events around the community such as art gallery tours and outings to local restaurants and attractions.
When: Second Tuesday of each month
Where: The Holy Grounds Café
Who: Retired & semi-retired women looking to socialize and grow spiritually.

Contact
For more information about how to get involved with the King’s Sisters, contact:
Ruth Kosek at rlk_43@yahoo.com or (651) 739-6962
Jan Olson at jkolson@comcast.net or (651) 739-2924
Joanne Lillo at jespelillo@aol.com or (651) 735-2955

This is a very active group of retired men who enjoy socializing, serving, and learning together. The group’s monthly meetings include breakfast and an educational and inspirational guest speaker. The men also stay active by taking on various projects around the church and the community as the need arises.
When: 2nd Tuesday of every month at 8 a.m.
Where: Holy Grounds Café
Who: Retired men looking to learn and grow with others

Contact
For more information about the Retired Men’s Group, contact Richard Boyer at rbboyer66@gmail.com.

Man Up Men’s Ministry’s vision is to challenge men to be bold and intentional leaders in their home, work and community to create a Godly legacy. This is accomplished by encouraging men to connect with other men of King of Kings and the community through fellowship, discipleship and service. The group’s monthly meetings are centered on fellowship and Bible study and they also take part in various service projects and social events throughout the community.

When: One Saturday morning a month (September to May) from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Where: Classrooms at King of Kings
Who: Any man regardless of age or marital status
Bible Study: Starting Saturday, September 9, our Bible study will be Work As Worship by J.D. Greear. God gives us our work, talent and skills so that through them we might worship Him. We have been called to work with excellence, integrity, and diligence, and our careers are opportunities to be on mission for Christ in the workplace. God gives us great potential for impact on our families, churches, communities and the world through the blessing of our work.
Service Project: Man Up volunteers to helped with set up, plating and serving food, games, dine/mingle, tear down/clean up at the Annual Birthday Party at the Union Gospel Mission.

Man Up Ministry Team Members
Kevin Bottolfson
Greg Hammond
Brad Henry
Mike Romano
Tom Weber

Contact
Have questions or want to register for the Man UP Ministry? Email kokmanup@gmail.com or contact the team members directly.

Toastmasters is an international organization dedicated to improving communication and leadership skills. The club at King of Kings includes some faith-based aspects that members might not find in other clubs. Members find fellowship through weekly interactions, improved listening skills, increased comfort when speaking with groups of any size (both formally and extemporaneously), and improved communication and leadership skills.

When: The group meets every Thursday evening from 7:00 -8:00 p.m.
Where: Room 108
Who: Members and Guests are always welcome!

Contact
If you’re interested or have any questions, please contact Laura Griffith at tmlg@live.com.
Laura has been a member of King of Kings since 1998 and has participated in Mom’s In Faith, God’s GALS, and other Bible Studies and ministry teams at church. After noticing that some people seemed uncomfortable speaking up, praying out loud, and reading devotions to the group, she decided to bring her 15 years of experience in Toastmasters to King of Kings.

FULL! Alpha is an internationally known course that explores the Christian faith and creates a space where you can ask questions and share your point of view in a safe and casual setting. Each meeting consists of some appetizers and dessert, watching an Alpha video based on some basic faith questions followed by a discussion in small groups. Alpha is helpful to those who have doubts and questions but also great for those who just want to renew and refresh their faith. Alpha has been a launching point for many people to a deeper faith and walk with God. No Homework!
When: Tuesday Evenings for 8 weeks starting January 30.  There is also one ½ day retreat on Saturday 3/3. (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – breakfast will be served)
Time: 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.
Where: Fellowship Hall
Cost: $20.00
Deadline to Register: by January 17, 2018

For Questions or concerns please contact Sue Oberg at sue.oberg@kingofkingswoodbury.org

Topics:
Is there more to life than this?
Who is Jesus?
Why did Jesus Die?
How Can We Have Faith?
Why and How Do I Pray?
Holy Spirit: Who is? What does He do? How can I be filled? (Retreat)
Why and How Do I Read the Bible?
How Does God Guide Us?
How Can I Make the Most of my life?

Right Now Media

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To find out more about Rightnow Media and discover what it has to offer, click here. To receive your invitation for a free membership to RightNow Media, email Patty Bishop or Sue Oberg.

Connect With Us

Please call or email if you have questions, concerns or would like more details!

Sue Oberg
Congregational Life Coordinator
651-738-3110

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